The artist uses the tight and brutal enclosure of the air raid shelter to create a setting that is both theatrical in its design and emotional complexity.

Is the figure on the left protecting the space or keeping order? The cramped discomfort is illustrated in the waking figure at the bottom.

Provenance

Mercury Gallery, London; Ewan Mundy, Glasgow; Peter Nahum Collection; Christie's, 2006.




Exhibitions at IWM London

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